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FAQ page

Frequently Asked Questions

Newcomers FAQs

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND CHURCH? Not at all! Our church warmly welcomes both members and visitors. You are invited to join us for worship and participate in the various activities and ministries, regardless of membership status.

WHERE ARE YOUR SERVICES? St. John’s West Toronto meets in person at 288 Humberside Ave. or virtually via Zoom. Directions to the church are at: Zoom information can be found at

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? We believe in a "come as you are" approach. There is no strict dress code for our services. You are welcome to dress comfortably reflecting your personal style.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INVOLVED AT ST. JOHN’S? In addition to attending our Sunday service, we invite you to become an active community member by volunteering for various ministries and participating in our community events. For more information on volunteering opportunities and upcoming events at St. John's, check out our "Volunteering at St. John's" ( and "What's Happening" ( )pages.

WHAT KIND OF CHURCH ARE YOU? St. John's West Toronto is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada and part of the Diocese of Toronto ( Our worship style incorporates liturgical elements and sacraments while embracing the teachings and traditions of the Anglican Communion. We strive to provide a sacred space for spiritual growth, community, and the celebration of the Eucharist.

General FAQs


WHAT ARE YOUR SERVICES LIKE? St. John's services are based on the 'Book of Alternative Services' (

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH? To become a member of the the St. John's parish, you can reach out to our Pastor by email ( or contact one of our Church Wardens by email (

IS PARKING PROVIDED? There is street parking available near the church on Humberside Ave. and on High Park Ave. Parking is also available in the Humberside Collegiate Institute parking lot on Quebec Ave., next to the church.

HOW CAN I GET INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS? You can stay updated on upcoming events by checking our church website, subscribing to our newsletter, and following our social media accounts. These platforms provide information about events, registration details, and any changes or updates.

ARE THERE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Yes, we have various volunteer opportunities available for members to get involved and serve in ministries such as greeting, music, tech support, hospitality, and more. Contact the church office at 416-763-2393 or or check our website for current volunteer needs and opportunities.

HOW IS THE CHURCH FUNDED? Our church relies on the generous giving of its members and supporters. Donations can be made through offerings during services or online through our secure giving platform. You can also donate by e-transfer to or write to to inquire about pre-authorized giving.

IS THE CHURCH ACCESSIBLE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES? Yes, we strive to provide an inclusive and accessible environment for all. Our facilities include an elevator and accessible washrooms If you have specific accessibility needs, please reach out to the church office at 416-763-2393 or for further assistance.

Life Events (Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals) FAQs

DOES THE CHURCH OFFER WEDDING CEREMONY SERVICES? Yes, we offer wedding ceremony services for both members and non-members. Our pastor is available to officiate weddings and can provide guidance and support throughout the process.

CAN I HAVE A RECEPTION OR CELEBRATION AT THE CHURCH FOLLOWING THE WEDDING CEREMONY? Yes, our church facilities can be rented for wedding receptions or celebrations. Please see the "Rental Space" section of our FAQ page for more information on booking our facilities for events.

DOES THE CHURCH PERFORM SAME-SEX MARRIAGES? Absolutely! St. John's West Church celebrates marriage equality and gladly officiates same-sex wedding ceremonies. All couples are warmly welcomed and supported.


CAN INFANTS BE BAPTIZED IN THE CHURCH? The Anglican Church offers baptism to people of all ages. For more information about scheduling and preparing for baptism, contact our pastor at or 416-763-2393

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE A BAPTISM FOR MYSELF OR MY CHILD? To schedule a baptism, please contact our pastor to discuss available dates and requirements. They will guide you through the preparation process and answer any questions you may have. Contact our pastor at or 416-763-2393


HOW CAN I ARRANGE A FUNERAL OR MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE CHURCH? Contact our pastor to make arrangements. or 416-763-2393

IS THE CHURCH AVAILABLE FOR FUNERAL RECEPTIONS OR GATHERINGS? Yes, our church facilities can be rented for funeral receptions or gatherings. We offer a space to come together in remembrance and support during this challenging time. Contact the church office at 416-763-2393 or


IS ST. JOHN’S WEST CHURCH LGBTQ2S-INCLUSIVE? Yes, St. John's West Church is proud to be an LGBTQ2S-inclusive community. We believe in welcoming and affirming all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, as beloved children of God.

DOES THE CHURCH PERFORM SAME-SEX MARRIAGES? Absolutely! St. John's West Church celebrates marriage equality and gladly officiates same-sex wedding ceremonies. All couples are warmly welcomed and supported.

WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR LGBTQ2S+ INDIVIDUALS IN THE CHURCH COMMUNITY? We offer resources, support, and educational materials for LGBTQ2S individuals and allies within our church community and on our website. Our inclusive approach fosters understanding, acceptance, and respect for all.

Rentals FAQs

CAN I RENT THE CHURCH FOR PRIVATE EVENTS OR MEETINGS? Yes, our church facilities are available for rental purposes. Whether it's for private events, meetings, or community gatherings, we offer versatile spaces that can accommodate various needs. Please contact the church office at 416-763-2393 or for availability, rates, and reservation details. For more information visit our “Rentals” page.

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